The Visitor

A big lizard (a goanna) is alert on a concrete floor, against the base of a wall. The scales on the lizard’s skin are clearly defined, its body coloured in vertical bands of solid darker brown and mottled lighter brown. The lizard has a short, thick, bulky leg, which almost looks baggy, with long toes ending in sharp, curved claws. Its neck is long, and thickens where it joins the head, and the face is all darker brown, with a lighter horizontal band above and below the eye. Above the mouth is a mottled band of white and darker brown. A tip of the tongue pokes out the side, and the eye is big and round.

A Goanna in Crookwell